Limited Residential Lodging and Short-term Rental Lodging Act; established, penalty. (HB1268)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Taylor (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Limited Residential Lodging and Short-term Rental Lodging Act; penalty. Establishes the Limited Residential Lodging and Short-term Rental Lodging Act (the Act), which allows (i) property owners to rent out their homes or portions thereof for a charge for periods of less than 30 consecutive days or (ii) short-term rentals of residential or commercial units; both of which may be transacted through a hosting platform, under certain circumstances. The bill requires an operator of either limited residential lodging or short-term rental lodging to register with the Department of Taxation. The hosting platform may register with the Department of Taxation, in which case the hosting platform is responsible for the collection and remittance of all applicable taxes on behalf of the property owner. The bill provides for the amount of license tax on such operators. The bill provides that any local ordinance requiring the use of the special exception, special use, or conditional use permit for short-term rental lodging contain specific provisions relating to noise, trash or recycling collection, and the posting of emergency information. The bill defines "limited residential lodging," "booking transaction," "hosting platform," "short-term lodger," short-term lodging operator," and "short-term rental lodging," and provides for penalties for violations of the Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104250D
01/20/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/27/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/30/2016Impact statement from TAX (HB1268)
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in General Laws